5 Ways to Reset Firewall Settings to Default in Windows 10

June 12th, 2019 by Admin Leave a reply »

Mess up the firewall settings accidentally? Need to delete all the custom firewall rules to troubleshoot your network connectivity issue? In this tutorial we’ll show you 5 ways to reset / restore firewall settings to default in Windows 10.

Method 1: Reset Firewall Settings to Default via Control Panel

  1. Open the Control Panel and change the View by option from Category to Large icons. Click on Windows Defender Firewall.

  2. Click on the Restore defaults link on the left side.

  3. Click on the Restore defaults button.

  4. When the confirmation dialog box appears, click Yes and your Windows firewall settings will be restored to default immediately.

Method 2: Reset Firewall Settings to Default via Windows Defender

  1. Open the Windows Defender app and select Firewall & network protection on the left menu bar. Next, click the “Restore firewalls to default” option on the right side.

  2. Click on the Restore defaults button.

  3. You will be asked for confirmation once again. Click Yes to reset all Windows Firewall settings.

Method 3: Reset Firewall Settings to Default via Windows Firewall with Advanced Security

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run box, type wf.msc and hit Enter to open the “Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security” console.

  2. Right-click on the top item “Windows Defender Firewall with Advanced Security on Local Computer” in the left pane and select “Restore Default Policy“.

  3. Click Yes when you see the following confirmation dialog box.

  4. All the firewall rules are now reset to their initial values, as they were when you first installed Windows 10.

Method 4: Reset Firewall Settings to Default via Command Prompt

  1. Open the Command Prompt as administrator, and type this command:
    netsh advfirewall reset

  2. Once pressing Enter, all the firewall settings are now reset to their default values.

Method 5: Reset Firewall Settings to Default via Windows PowerShell

  1. Open Windows PowerShell as administrator, and run the following command:
    (New-Object -ComObject HNetCfg.FwPolicy2).RestoreLocalFirewallDefaults()

  2. Your Firewall rules will be restored to defaults in no time, without any additional confirmation.